Stir, whisk, whip and beat in a durable mixing bowl. The depth of mixing bowls makes it easy to combine ingredients without spills or messes. Some styles are equipped with non-slip bottoms or handles to help keep them in place during vigorous mixing. Some have spouts so you can pour wet mixtures directly from the mixing bowl into a pan. Stacking mixing bowls are a smart space-saving option for kitchens with limited storage.
Mixing bowls come in a variety of materials including stainless steel, glass, ceramic and plastic. A stainless steel mixing bowl is a practical option found in many kitchens. Lightweight and durable, stainless steel stands up to regular use and can even double as a double boiler. Glass and ceramic materials are also durable options. These bowls can usually go in the microwave and some are stylish enough to use as serving bowls. They can be heavy however, and prone to cracking or chipping. Melamine and plastic mixing bowls are also lightweight options. Plastic can absorb odours and colours though, which may shorten its lifespan in a busy kitchen.